Melissa Lee took a swipe at Phil Goff for wearing a red tie to the memorial service for the Christchurch Earthquake as apparently this was politicising it. Ignoring the fact that it was essentially a political function (which most of the country was shut out of and didn’t really know what was going on) it was a stupid remark to make which has put her again in the history books. The colours of Cantebury are red and black and so that is exactly what he wore along with no doubt half the people there.
This has spawned the #philgoffevil hashtag on twitter which has got some very funny tweets so far including:
Ok, I’m going to just do a few of my favorites because I’m sure that Rob would appreciate the traffic for the rest.
- Greg Presland: You can almost spell Gollum from all of the letters in Goff’s full name #philgoffevil
- Spud D: Phil Goff was in Christchurch when the earthquake struck. Coincidence? I think not! #philgoffevil
- ImperatorFish: Why does he wear pants? What is he trying to hide from us? #philgoffevil
- General Woundwort: Phil Goff dyes his hair grey as not to give away he is immortal from drinking the blood of freshly squeezed maui dolphins. #philgoffevil
- LewStoddart: Andrew Little emerges as a challenger to Goff, then Lyttelton struck by quakes. Can you not see what is before your very eyes? #philgoffevil
Rob’s favorite is
acemcwicked: If you take away all of the letters of ‘Phil Goff’ and add some different ones, but less of them, you get ‘Satan’#philgoffevil Labour can always rely on Melissa Lee to increase their publicity.
And Phil Goff’s contribution was a bit staid, but at least got into the spirit of it (and it has Ben Clark lurking there as well)
* Yep, I’m an skeptic when it comes to some technologies. After you’ve seen your first hundred or so of “killer app like Lotus 123”# turn up, flare for a while and then disappear, you learn to be skeptical of investing too much effort into them (especially if they have the word Microsoft associated with them). For the last couple of decades in the computer industry, I find a actual use for them first and only then will I invest some effort into them. I found the twitter feed in google useful for seeing what was happening in the Assange stuff last year, and for the Japanese earthquake this year.
# And that statement on its own should tell you how long I’ve seen them happening.